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Dr Sally Roberts, clinical lead for the Commission's infection prevention and control programme, says the time taken to develop new antibiotics, combined with a lack of incentive for pharmaceutical companies to produce them, means antibiotic resistance - when bacteria are exposed to an antibiotic and change to resist its effects - is an increasing threat.
  • ARIZONA: Martha McSally Wins GOP Senate Primary

    ARIZONA: Martha McSally Wins GOP Senate Primary

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    Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema in the Arizona primary. In the final days of her campaign, she launched a bus tour with Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Mike Cernovich, and wondered aloud on Facebook if McCain's family timed their decision to make the senator off medication in order to overshadow her campaign.
  • This Professor Called Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison.' Is She Right?

    This Professor Called Coconut Oil 'Pure Poison.' Is She Right?

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    In her talk, Michels dispels the myth that coconut oil is healthy by explaining that the oil poses a greater risk to heart health than lard, as it contains high levels of saturated fatty acids - a type of acid which can clog arteries. 'We are well and sufficiently supplied, ' she said. Good news for lovers of the alleged superfood - although some institutions have warned against over-consumption, the British Heart Foundation (BHF ) says there just isn't enough not enough "good-quality ...
  • New York University offers free tuition for all medical students

    New York University offers free tuition for all medical students

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    And some aspiring doctors may abandon the career path altogether, or not even consider medicine in the first place. That fund cost a more modest $100 million to establish, but it covers only 20 percent of students at the school. This can be one factor that ends with medical students committing suicide. Stanford University offers full-tuition scholarships to all undergraduates whose family income is under $125,000 a year, and adds free room and board to students whose families earn less than ...
  • Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

    Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33

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    Dr Mwebesa said the ministry of health in DRC has confirmed the outbreak of EVD in Magina Health Zone of Mabalako in North Kivu about 100 kilometres from Uganda's border. Of the three healthcare workers who were affected, one has died. World Health Organization has warned that this new outbreak poses a particular challenge as the region is a "war zone" with several active armed groups and tens of thousands of displaced people.
  • Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

    Mosquitos test positive for West Nile Virus in Simcoe

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    The virus is transmitted to humans through mosquitoes, which acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. "Mosquitoes are weak flyers and won't travel far from where they are born - if there are mosquitoes in your backyard or neighborhood, they are likely laying eggs there as well", said Matt Helwig, a biolgist with the DEP mosquito program.
  • Smoking now banned in public housing nationwide

    Smoking now banned in public housing nationwide

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently conducted research that found most multi-unit housing residents had smoke-free homes, but almost one-third of those residents said cigarette smoke from other areas of the building often entered their apartments.
  • Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

    Woman has 'moving blemishes', turns out they are parasitic worms

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    Five days later, it migrated to above her left eye and then after 10 days , it crawled to her upper lip. Inside of the new host, the larvae is able to finish its evolution into an adult worm. Generally, though, the worm causes "no serious harm to humans (but certainly to the dogs)", Kurtzhals said. However, luckily, these worms can nearly never reproduce in humans, and all symptoms usually disappear quickly if the worm is removed - so if you've noticed any odd lumps moving around your ...
  • PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

    PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

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    Theresa May insisted in a speech at the weekend that savings could be made once the United Kingdom was no longer paying annual membership subscriptions to the European Union and this could be diverted to the NHS. "How are they going to pay for it?" She also intimated that there would be rises in income tax to help fund additional resources, as she said " we as a country will contribute a bit more ".